2022 Color Trends of the Year: Farrow & Ball

Paint color inspiration focuses on Craftsman and simplicity

Room with green walls

(Above) Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room Green and Stone Blue

Primary colors updated

As we move into 2022, paint company Farrow & Ball sees new variations on basic colors to add warmth and coziness to home décor. Trending is warm updates of primary colors, including twists on yellow, blue, and green. Among the most popular shades are softer, deeper versions of colors that are usually quite bright.

According to the company’s color curator, Joa Studholme, “Décor is moving forward while drawing inspiration from the modest character of the world of folk and craft…They (colors) are an eclectic mix of the pure and the humble that evokes the warmth and harmony of a more innocent age while celebrating life today.”

Paint colors inspired by warmth

Honey Gold (Babouche No. 223)

For 2022, yellow is reinterpreted in shades of honey gold, which can bring soft light into a room. It’s a soothing shade that’s warm and fresh.

Soft White (Schoolhouse White No. 291)

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The go-to white for 2022 is a soft white that isn’t stark or bright. Use it to add contrast to balance bolder hues.

Soft Green (Breakfast Room Green No. 81)

The latest trend in green is a powdery, matte shade that presents a relaxing atmosphere. It steers away from artificially bright hues or dark, oppressive tones.

Slate Blue (Stone Blue No. 86)

Blue is the perennial favorite color in homes. It’s trending with homeowners in saturated shades that have a slate undertone for depth and a more serene mood.  

Crimson (Incarnadine No. 248)

Crimson is being used as a contrast for the softer blues and greens adding warmth and sophistication. It’s the deepest of the trending shades and is best used in smaller doses.

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wallpaper in bathrooms with green florals and yellow painted ceiling

(Above) Farrow & Ball’s Yellowcake (ceiling) in Katy Garry’s beach home renovation

White and gray kitchen with brown wood flooring and open shelves after renovation

(Above) Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe (cabinets), Strong White (walls), and Wimborne White (ceiling) in Sweeten homeowner Jeremy’s kitchen

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